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Eileen Kathryn Boyd’s Colourful Lighting for Mottega

By 05/20/2011January 28th, 201713 Comments
On Day 3 of Blogfest, we got a tour of the D&D Building in New York. One of my very favourite and talented designers, Eileen Kathryn Boyd was at Mottega presenting her new line of lamps.  When I walked up to her and realized who she was I was so thrilled and flattered that she recognized me instantly because she happens to subscribe to my blog!  I am a huge fan and have written many posts on Eileen’s work here, here and here.

She was wearing a pale blue top with the most fabulous green skirt, I instantly took note of that colour combination so that I could copy it 🙂  Here is one of her interiors (above) in pale blue and green similar to what she was wearing!

She is just as lovely in person as she appears in her photos! I took a photo of this lamp below as it’s a perfect match to my sunflower yellow sofa.  It’s a fun picture because you can see a New York building in the background!

What’s special about this collection is that you can design the lamp exactly how you want it, choose the base, shade and finial and it ships in about 2 weeks.  How do you select the right 11 shades out of all the colours in the world?  The ones that will sell?  That is a question anyone in the business of colour needs to understand. I love Eileen’s picks and I was especially happy to see the exact shade of my sofa represented in her collection!

I also love that with the introduction of this new collection, this style of lighting is not going away anytime soon! It’s such a great way to add a wonderful pop of colour in any room in your home!

Which colour do you need right now?

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  • Tamara Nicole says:

    Oooh I love her window treatments in that first photo! 🙂

    Enjoy your weekend!

  • pve design says:

    I have admired these before and would love to have a pair for a pop of color in my home. Now all I would have to do is decide upon a color!

  • design elements says:

    the windows in the 1st photo are amazing! always wonderful to see a photo of you, Maria.

    btw. there is an interview with Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz on my blog. I love his theory on the use of color…

    Happy weekend to you!

  • Karena says:

    Maria I adore her designs and especially that yellow lamp! It has your name on it!

    Art by Karena

    Come and enter my Great Giveaway from Serena & Lily!

    You will love it!

  • Intrigue and Inspire says:

    I've been seeing more and more of that color. I think it's pretty and definitely like it with the blue she is wearing.

  • Naturally Carol says:

    I can certainly see that yellow lamp in your house! I do like her green and blue outfit too..just the right shades together..and textures. You don't look too shabby either!

  • Eileen Kathryn Boyd says:

    Maria, Thanks for the wonderful post…it was so great to meet you personally…good luck to you!!! EKB

  • Donna says:

    Hi Maria, I've taken a moment from the graduation and grandchildren festivities to drop by and catch up. :o)

    I love these great lamps!! The colors are so cheery and the style is very unique.

    I'm so glad you got to visit a subscriber. I'm sure that has to be fun. :o)

    I'm up to my elbows in I'm heading off to your other posts for a quick look and then I'll see you next week.


  • Janell @ House of Fifty says:

    I went crazy for these lamps, and she was simply adorable in her outfit that looked so beautiful next to the colorful lamp collection! Janell

  • CLARA says:

    The yellow lamp is my favorite..

  • Lucky you to meet her. You MUST own that lamp, yes? I want your fun life!! 🙂

  • pretty pink tulips says:

    What fun to meet Eileen in person!!!! I love these lamps, as it is a fabulous way to add a pop of color to a room.

    xo Elizaeth

  • Peggy and Fritz says:

    WOW! What fabulous and lovely lamps. Can't wait to check out her site. Thanks for the introduction – the color of that first blue lamp is heavenly.

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